Updated WTC Points Table: Sri Lanka Make Big Gain, India Remain On Top


Sri Lankan players celebrating after victory over Bangladesh.© AFP

Sri Lanka gained a significant lead in the World Test Championship rankings after an impressive 328-run win over Bangladesh in the first Test at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Monday.
In their first Test match at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka produced an all-round performance to win over the hosts and take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Their emphatic win in Sylhet marked their eighth Test win over the hosts, ensuring that Sri Lanka's impeccable record remains intact and they are yet to taste defeat in the Test format in Bangladesh.

Before this result, Sri Lanka were at the bottom of the WTC standings with 0 points, while Bangladesh were at the fourth position with 12 points after playing two games and a points percentage of 50.

After the win, Sri Lanka have scored 12 points and 33.33 points percentage from three matches, moving ahead of South Africa (25 percent) and England (17.50 percent) and tied with Bangladesh for sixth place.

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have the same marks (12) and marks percentage (33.33).

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The victory in the first Test result saw several changes in the table, with West Indies moving up to fifth position with the same points percentage as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, but with a better points tally (16).

Pakistan came in fourth position with 22 points with 36.66 points percentage.

Coming to the action on Day 4, Mominul Haq showed courage throughout the day and put up a tough fight against Sri Lanka's lethal bowling line-up.

His composure with the bat kept the Sri Lankan bowlers at bay and helped Bangladesh take the lead in the first session. But wickets kept falling at the other end, resulting in Bangladesh being bowled out for 182 runs and losing the first Test by 328 runs.

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